San Marcos, TX
location
Public
type
Suburban
setting
61%
39%
student ratio
57
total students
Tuition Cost $14,553
$14,553
average amount to complete degree
March 1
fall application deadline
77%
acceptance rate
1 Degree Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Communication Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 18
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required and Thesis optional
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

77% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 44
    • Accepted 34
    • Acceptance Rate 77
    • Enrolled 24
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $40
    • Application Fee - International $90
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline March 1st March 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 15th October 1st Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreesbaccalaureate degree from regionally-accredited institution with minimum GPA of 3.2 in last 60 hours of undergraduate course work, 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & Fees$14,553
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableTeaching Assistantships, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students57
    • Female Percentage61%
    • Male Percentage39%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students57
    • Part-time Percentage19%
    • Full-time Percentage81%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino28%
    • Black / African American11%
    • White / Caucasian54%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown or International Student7%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty11
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage82%
    • Male Percentage18%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchRisk perception, sense making and performance: sounds of wildland firefighting action; sexual health assessment and risk education; parent-child processes affecting long term post-disaster psycho-social adjustments
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$438,615

Location & Contact

Program in Communication Studies

College of Fine Arts and Communication
Texas State University

601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
United States

Dr. Maureen Keeley

Graduate Adviser

Phone: 512-245-3133
Fax: 512-245-3138
Email: mk09@txstate.edu

Dr. Andrea Golato

Dean of Graduate School

Phone: 512-245-2581
Fax: 512-245-8365
Email: gradcollege@txstate.edu

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